About Us

Our vision:

Is a world in which all older people can lead dignified, healthy and secure lives.

 

Our mission: 

Is to promote the wellbeing and inclusion of older women and men, and reduce poverty and discrimination in later life.

 

About HelpAge International in Jordan:

HelpAge International undertook its first project in Jordan entitled "Leaving No One Behind" and opened its Knowledge & Resource Hub in October 2017 in Amman. The purpose of this project is to target older men and women in Jordan (Syrian refugees and  host communities) to ensure that they have better access to basic services and livelihood opportunities provided by local, national and international organisations, private sector and the government. Overall, this project through multiple activities aims to train 200 staff from 25 local, national and international organizations and private sector on age inclusive programing models.

The Knowledge & Resource Hub developed a "Helping Older People in Emergencies" (H.O.P.E) Training Manual which serves as a tool for staff of International and Local Agencies as well as government and private sector in order to include older people in humanitarian response. The Knowledge & Resource Hub conducted Training of Trainer's Program for staff of International and Local NGO's as well as various government sectors. A total of 122 staff have been trained and these trainings will continue and are currently being developed into a distance learning tool that will be made available in hard to reach areas in Turkey, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and Lebanon.

The Knowledge & Resource Hub is currently conducting a field research study on older people which aims to clearly identify the vulnerabilities, capacities, needs, and gaps in assistance to a comprehensive array of stakeholders including host communities, international and national NGOs, Government, and Private Sector. This profile of older people stands to inform and impact the Jordan Response Plan and the Jordan Compact Plan as well as general humanitarian intervention in Jordan in response to Syrian crises.  This study is in partnership with IMMAP. Other studies conducted by the Hub, such as the capacity assessment, and market study help shape the advocacy strategy that will be developed and promoted.

Additionally, the Hub provided 5 mini-grants to local, national and international organization and private sector organizations to encourage the inclusion of older people by piloting or mainstreaming age inclusive livelihood activities.  They will receive tailored technical support on the inclusion of older men in their humanitarian interventions.

Lastly, the Knowledge & Resource Hub has opened its doors to older people and two groups have been established “The First Generation Group “(Men) and “The Jasmine Group” (Women). They meet weekly at the hub and are provided with awareness sessions and various activities that are coordinated and supervised by the HelpAge Knowledge & Resource Hub in cooperation with various governmental and non-governmental organizations in order to raise awareness and enhance their participation and social role in Jordan.

The creation of this platform was possible through the support of German Humanitarian Assistance, Aktion Deutschland Hilft.